No. The voice was annoying for me at times, although I understand it was narrated in the style of the writing...
Irritating and fun all at the same time
An immense ability with a range of tones and inflections
Female, love a good mystery, Victorian English literature and love to laugh (Dickens, Austen, Trollepe, Wodehouse, Gaskell, Elliot
The review of this book lead me to expect much; unfortunately, it did not meet them. I admit I care little for "fantasy" so perhaps I am not the best judge.
I so wanted to like this book. It just droned on and on and on. I didnt' think Morgenstern would ever get to the point.
I would try another book from Morgenstern. Her writing was wonderful.
The writing is absolutely wonderful. I REALLY wanted to like the story, but I just didn't.
PHENOMENAL, as usual.
Narration was fabulous, writing was great.
This is not really a fair review because I couldn't get past the first few chapter of this book. Way too plotless and detail oriented. So with that said, I guess I am only reviewing the first few chapters, which were a labor I happily left behind.
Not sure yet. Thinking I would love an epic novel, maybe historical fiction. I do love this genre of books though, just find it hard to find a good one. When I do find a good one I tear through it.
The narration wasn't specifically a problem for me.
I loved this book! I loved the way it approached the subject on magic and if it is real or if it isn't. Looking for more by this author!!
I kept viewing all the exceptional reviews this book got and it was even recommended as good book to listen to - so I started this book with great expectation. I tried to like this book, really I did tried - I so wanted to like this book it was just way to weird for me. I am still typing to understand what all the hype was about ??? it was very detailed with lots and lots of descriptions ??? I think there was a whole chapter describing a clock that caused me to zone out.
It is about a circus that suddenly arrives in a town without warning, a black and white circus one that is only open at night and is called Le Cirque des R??ves. The word R??ves translated to ???wake your dreams??? ??? a Circus for the imaginations. But the circus real purpose is the stage for the competition between 2 young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood strictly for this purpose where the winner is decided by who lived. Unfortunately they fall in love. I found these 2 characters quite uninteresting and did not feel I got to know who there were, I would describe this story more as a fantasy story and one I found quite dull.
Since this was something I listen to ??? I really did not care for the narrator ??? I personally thought his voice was too ???old??? for most of the individuals in the book. He reminded me of the gentleman that read Wicked ??? which I did not like either.
No, mostly boring
No, mostly boring.
The first descriptions of the circus
Wasted credit and time in my opinion.
I love audiobooks!
This a haunting, dark fairy tale. It's beautifully written and beautifully read. The book is filled with details which awaken all of the senses. For example, the Night Circus is usually described as smelling of smoke and caramel. In simple but powerful prose the author delineates a unique world. It's a magic circus which is only open at night and in which everything is colored black and white. A love story and competition between two magicians is a central part of the story, but around this main tale revolve other sideshows populated by fascinating and vivid characters with strange names. Most of the story takes place in North America and Europe at the turn of the century. The historical setting--in the past, but not the distant past--adds to the exotic appeal of the novel.
What's not to like? The prose is compelling, the sensory details are intoxicating. The central romance is appealing and dramatic. The characters are fascinating.
It's difficult to pinpoint my favorite character, as most of them were extremely colorful and eccentric. But I probably liked the Murray twins, Poppet and Widget, the best. The Irish accents Jim Dale gave them seemed very appropriate. By the way, he was the perfect reader for this novel.
Yes, I was hooked. I couldn't put it down until it was done.
I gave the story four stars instead of five because the ending somehow seemed a bit contrived. But other than that, it is a masterpiece. I just don't get the negative reviews. Did they read the same book as I did?
The reader was excellent. As for the content, this was a short story padded out to a novel by endless descriptive prose of "excellent perfect this" and "amazing stupendous that" which, when strung together for hours amounted to pure torture. Sadly, the story was just good enough that I wanted to know the ending, which is actually the worst of all possible outcomes because instead of shutting it off and deleting the files, I had to suffer for what seemed like years, in great frustration and consternation.
I read a lot of books and this is one of the best in this genre. A little bit of Gaiman, Bradbury and some Rowings! What a great tale and super delivery. I did not want it to end and wanted to spend more time w/ the characters and the intrigue, not to mention the core of the story, the love of the two magicians! Reminds me a bit of "Stardust". I think its a good read for kids to adults w/ a whimsical bone. Super narration by a reader that in the past has done mostly children s books. I appreciated his characterization of all the parts! Good work. My only disappointment is that its over and it will be several years before I can read it again! Thanks again for the wonderful time at the "Night Circus"! Chuck